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, peace." the other identified victim is 29-year-old krystle campbell. her father says the family is shocked and devastated. officials think the bombs consisted of explosives and shrapnel packed in pressure cookers. hidden inside black duffel bags. president obama will travel to boston on thursday to speak at an interfaith service. today, he vowed to find those responsible and labeled the bombings an act of terrorism. >> this was a heinous and cowardly act. and given what we now know about what took place, the fbi is investigating it as an act of terrorism. any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror. it will take time to follow every lead and determine what happened. but we will find out. we will find whoever harmed our citizens and we will bring them to justice. >> today we also are getting new video of the actual explosions. including the only tape we've seen taken by a woman actually running in the race. [ explosion ] . >> and new radio calls from first responders reveal the chaotic moments just after the explosions. >> we have reports of two e
the name of the second victim that was killed. 29-year-old krystle campbell is among nothose who had their liv tragically cut short. the president led an event honoring the 2012 nascar champion with remarks about the tragedy in boston. >> we mourn the victims. we pray for their loved ones. and rest assured, as i said today, and will continue to say until it gets done, we're going to uncover whoever it is that was responsible for yesterday's cowardly act. we're going to find out why they did it, and they will be brought to justice. >> and as authorities put out the call for photo, video, any information to help lead to the perpetrators, we are learning more about just how the explosives were made. law enforcement officials familiar with the case say they appear to have consisted of an explosive and shrapnel backed inside a pressure cooker, probably triggered by some kind of timer. if that is the case, we have seen this before. one of the three devices used in the 2010 attack in times square incorporated a pressure cooker containing approximately 120 fire crackers. a soldier, nazir abd
of his daughter, krystle campbell. now one of the names that we know in addition to 8-year-old. the focus is about a 12-block area. what else is happening on the ground? >> i can tell you that the investigators are determined to find out who perpetrated this crime. they are focused on the victim, all 176 of them, just identifying the second of the three people who have died. i'm a few blocks from where the finish line was and we can see the s.w.a.t. vehicles. most has been cordoned off. this would normally be a bustling area, especially on a beautiful spring day like today. and many of the thousands of people who came here from nearly 100 different countries to run this marathon stay for another day. they become tourists and of course, it would normally be a day of business, not today. so many places are closed. they are painstakingly going over each and every inch that is cordoned off in this 12-block area. with 15 blocks, looking for all the kinds of information pete was talking about. even going to the hospitals and retrieving some of the shrapnel that was embedded in the bodies of som
and his family tonight. the second person killed has just been identified as 29-year-old krystle campbell of medford, mass. she was reportedly at the finish line as a spectator. we're still waiting on the name of the third victim. and as we wait, there are two main aspects to this story now. what happened and the investigation into what happened. we begin with that. and nbc news justice correspondent pete williams. pete, what do officials know? what are they saying? >> well, consider this interesting fact. i just talked to a person who has done a lot of bomb investigations who says that under normal conditions, it is possible to gather up 93 to 98% of the bomb devices themselves. even though they will be in little pieces and will be all bent up. most of the bombs will not be consumed by the explosion. so they're optimistic that they will have within a fairly short time here, it may take a couple of days, a pretty good idea of exactly how these devices were made. and already they say they have a rough idea of what components were used to make the bombs. unfortunately, these are very common
. today we learned the identity of another fatality, 29-year-old krystle campbell of medford, mass. she was with her best friend watching that friend's boyfriend cross the finish line when she was killed in the blast. talk about going from joy well, to heaven, maybe. we also got new video from a marathon runner named jennifer treacy approaching the finish line when the first bomb went off. we're also learning new details about the bombs, themselves. we now know they contained explosives and shrapnel packed inside a pressure cooker, regular kitchen pressure cooker and they were placed inside backpacks. we also now know the bombs were set off by an electric timer. the "boston globe" reported a circuit breaker was used to trigger the dual explosions. president obama did something today he didn't do yesterday. he called it an act of terrorism. >> this was a heinous and cowardly act, and given what we now know about what took place, the fbi is investigating it as an act of terrorism. any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror. >> well, there's still so much
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